Drosera nidiformis Seeds
Drosera nidiformis SEEDEase to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Peaty wetlands of the Cape region of South Africa.
Zones: 8-9 (7-10).
The Nestle-leafed Sundew, Drosera nidiformis, is a medium size, tropical with green leaves, cover with red tentacles that glisten nicely. It's a little like D. intermedia, but larger and tropical. It does a great job of catching insects with leaves that roll over onto its prey. It grows year round and tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, but prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions in peaty soils. The flowers are pink, and one or two flowers open each day for several weeks. It flowers profusely in the summer months with lighter flowering throughout the year. It is self-fertile, and generously produces seeds that can be sown immediately or stored in cool, dry conditions for a year or more. D. nidiformis can become a wonderful "weed" in your carnivorous plant collection, and is an excellent terrarium plant. It is easy to grow and is a great beginner's plant. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Height: 1" - 2+".
Plant Type: Perennial, subtropical.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the protected bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent terrarium plant.